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When Climate, Art and Storytelling Collide

Art, storytelling and climate engagement collided in the most inspiring way at the DearTomorrow wolvesartandculture.org.uk exhibition last week.

Our curator, Sandra Freij met with the STILL LIVELY community group to facilitate a morning fusing art and storytelling to inspire discussions on the climate crisis.

STILL LIVELY celebrate, create and share artwork, stories and ideas, for their own joy but also to inspire others. So the session that ensued threw open some amazing dialogue on using art as an entry point to discussing arguably the most serious and complex issue facing society today. Together with some future envisaging, a bit of climate anxiety and myriad ideas for action.

After exploring the DearTomorrow exhibit each member wrote letters that we look forward to sharing with you. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy a few of the iconic images from the day.

Photographs: Our very own curator and photographer: @sandra_freij

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We are live! Our first UK climate arts and storytelling exhibition opens today

Partnering with Wolverhampton Art Gallery throughout 2022, this installation explores the interconnectedness of each person sharing this planet and our responsibility for the future.

We are so pleased to share a glimpse of the exhibition, which includes this three meter globe and a soundscape, to physically immerse visitors and the local community in #DearTomorrow letters from across the world.

Wolverhampton has a strong industrial history and we look forward to understanding how climate change impacts ‘Wulfrunians’ across the generations. We hope to start on-going conversations to discover their stories, visions for the future, and ideas for personal climate commitments.

Our very excited co-founder Jill Kubit, added:

“We hope visitors will enjoy discovering and find inspiration in this installation. Climate change is happening right now – all around us and we want to know what that feels like for you and your community. So come along for a visit.”

The first exhibition is free to visit and runs from today to May 8, 2022. We will share updates on our Instagram.

Discover more: www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

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Our first climate arts and community engagement exhibition to launch in the UK

DearTomorrow is thrilled to announce our partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, who will host our first climate arts installation in the UK.

Through this project, we hope to explore the interconnectedness of each person sharing this planet and our responsibility for the future.

Climate Arts Installation

We will be installing a three meter globe and soundscape at the gallery, to immerse visitors and the local community in our letters from across the world.  Physically inviting the audience to experience the writers’ hopes, fears and dreams of how to create a safer and healthier home.

The audience will be invited to share their own story, by leaving a message with their reflections, visions for the future, and personal climate commitments.

We will also work with local partner organizations to offer public programs throughout the community over the summer. These programs will culminate in a community-led exhibition, running alongside Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the gallery in the Autumn.

Wolverhampton has a strong industrial history and we look forward to hearing how climate change impacts ‘Wulfrunians’ across the generations, together with their ideas for a safer future.

Wolverhampton: we can’t wait to engage in this important dialogue

We will keep you updated on news from the UK on this feed and through our social media channels.

The first exhibition is free to visit and runs from Wednesday 13 April to Sunday 8 May 2022.

Discover more: www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk